If your house is anything like mine, then you know that "Laundry Day" tends to be a looming deadline that everyone loves to ignore until the last possible moment. Those two words alone are enough to send me running in the opposite direction! Whether it’s sorting colors from whites, stressing over what should be washed in cold/warm water, hunting down missing socks, or spending obscene amounts of time folding the clothes themselves, it’s safe to say that laundry can hardly ever be described as fun. And let’s not ignore the fact that the laundry room usually looks like a tornado tore through it...or maybe that’s too generous a description.
Whatever the case, we over at Fodeez® Dry Erase Adhesive Frames are determined to make your laundry day just a little more tolerable through the optimal organization and arrangement of our frames. Whether you’re working with large or small areas, here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to take full advantage of your laundry space.
LEARNING TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF LAUNDRY
To me, the symbols on the inside of my clothing read more like obscure hieroglyphics than an actual code to be understood. With a bunch of lines, dots, and shapes each representing a different cleaning function, it’s no wonder my head is always spinning by the time I put a load in. That’s why one of the most valuable pieces in my laundry room is a list of all the meanings behind the symbols found on the inner tags of most clothing. Too many times, I’ve found out the hard way that a shirt cannot be tumble dried after it has already shrunk from a trip in the dryer. But no more!
Looking for something short and sweet? Then mosey on over to Grace & Good Eats because this free laundry printable is just for you! Not only is this mini guide to laundry talk perfectly condensed, but it’s also super easy on the eyes.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more extensive, then we have just the thing for you! We recommend checking out this detailed laundry guide from Clean Mama. Not only does this guide include the meanings behind the most common laundry symbols, but it also specifies which water, heat, and iron temperatures are most appropriate for your thickest and most delicate clothing.
Once you’ve hammered down the template that most appeals to your tastes, simply slide your new laundry guide behind one of our Fodeez Adhesive Frames and apply to whatever flat surface you so choose. Mine are happily featured atop my washer and dryer where they can easily be referenced while folding clothes.
Now fully equipped with your Fodeez Guide for Proper Garment Care, you can finally save yourself the heartbreak of throwing away ruined clothes by simply paying attention to the symbols on your clothing tags.
STAIN REMOVAL 101
While my Tide To-Go Stain Remover Pen is one of my most prized possessions, it only goes so far in removing more heavy duty stains from clothing. Whether it’s grass stains, deodorant marks, or blood from minor cuts, it helps to have a stain removal cheat sheet nearby to avoid playing the guessing game. That’s why Fodeez Adhesive Frames encourages keeping a “Guide to Stains” list nearby and accessible at all times. See our personal favorite Create Craft Love .
While everyone has their own personal home remedies for certain stains, arming yourself with a Fodeez Guide to Stains provides you with faultless stain removal instructions that have achieved successful outcomes. With satisfactory results within such easy reach, how could anyone settle for anything less?
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LAUNDRY
The other day, my younger sister decided to surprise our parents by doing the laundry all by herself for the first time. Super sweet and considerate, right? My parents were in total agreement until they realized she hadn’t asked any of us how to set the load. After nonchalantly shrugging her shoulders, she explained that she'd drizzled two cups of fabric softener directly onto the clothes and then poured a full cup of laundry detergent into the washing dispenser. Apparently, she even threw a couple dryer sheets into the washer for good measure since she swore to having seen my mother do the same thing “a million times”. After my parents’ mini heart attack, we realized that it would probably be a good idea to keep a written set of instructions on how to use the washer and dryer correctly.
Does a horror story like this sound all too familiar to you? Then it’s probably a good idea for you to keep an easy-to-follow laundry guide on hand as well. Not only will it literally lighten the load of work for you, but it will also enable your children to help out around the house. Don’t wait to teach your child how to do laundry until right before college like my parents did!
After mapping out your easy-to-follow instructions, simply slip your guide behind one of our Fodeez Dry-Erase Frames and adhere to whatever flat surface is most convenient. If you still have an old school top load washer like mine, the best place to put your frame is either atop the loading door itself, or adhered to the wall directly behind the washing machine. This way, your Fodeez Step-by-Step Guide to Laundry is always easily visible and accessible during whatever stage you’re in.
DECORATE, DECORATE, DECORATE
Who ever said your laundry room had to look as dull and boring as doing the laundry feels? No thank you! After all, there’s nothing worse than working in a space you can hardly stand to be in. There are a million ways to brighten up your laundry space, whether it’s with little accent colors, new towels, or freshly polished appliances. But what will really catch the eye are the images and quotes you choose to adorn your walls.
See more of our favorite printable templates at The Mountain View Cottage.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
Are you bursting at the seams with even more laundry tips, tricks, and hacks? Spread the love and share them in the comments below!